Month of the Military Child

Henrico County Public Schools is happy to celebrate military-connected children throughout the month of April as part of Month of the Military Child. HCPS has more than 600 children whose parents or guardians are active-duty military service members, National Guard or reservists. 

“As we honor the bravery of our military service members, we are also dedicated to supporting all of our students that come from military families,” said Amy Cashwell, HCPS superintendent. “We’re proud to meet the needs of military-connected students throughout Henrico, and Month of the Military Child gives us an amazing opportunity to share their stories and appreciate their strength and sacrifices.”

Schools are spotlighting these students from military families and building awareness of the unique challenges military-connected students and their families face each day. The HCPS community is encouraged to wear purple on Wednesday, April 19, as part of the national “Purple Up! For Military Kids Day.”

To learn more about Month of the Military Child and how to participate, you can use the toolkits provided by Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3).